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Welcome to the Synchronicity Foundation blog. We cover many topics related to Modern Spirituality, from meditation, to holistic living, as well as commentary on current events from a spiritual perspective.

Those who think they ‘know’ from the beginning will never in fact come to know anything.

Written by Master Charles Cannon


“Those who think they ‘know’ from the beginning will never in fact
come to know anything.”  ~Thomas Merton

If your knowledge is an object in relation to you as a subject… then you are mired in the illusion of separation which is a virtual reality created by the ego-driven mind.  Such knowledge then is illusion… and illusion is not truth.


The greatest of knowledge is to know that knowledge cannot be known.

Written by Master Charles Cannon


“The greatest of knowledge is to know that knowledge cannot be known.”
 Chuang Tzu

The distinction that Chuang Tzu is making is that of knowledge or concept versus experience. To have conceptual knowledge of something is never the same as having the experience of it.  In this understanding… concept limits experience because it colors it in one way or another.  The greatest knowledge question then is… what remains when the concept is relinquished?  What remains is essence.

The 30 Second Whinge

Written by Noeleen Shaw


My husband and I live a very focused and well-balanced life together in our little country town.   It’s quiet and very conducive to the meditative lifestyle, except for Sundays.

On Sunday there is a market and, if the weather is fine, people travel from the nearby city to our town for a coffee, to sit in the sun, visit the art gallery, or wander the area – the market or shops, the playgrounds and park.   It’s a lovely place to live.

Human Beings … Information Processing Units

Written by Master Charles Cannon


I have often said that human beings are information processing units, and this also applies to all forms of life — all forms of consciousness.

 As instruments of consciousness, we are programmed to gather information through experience.  Furthermore, we are programmed to process our information and grow resultant developmental self-awareness in the process. One could say we are wired to look outside of ourselves and to be objective in our focus. Furthermore, until we evolve to a certain level of self-awareness, we are just robots (automatons of consciousness), acting out our programs and playing our software.

Radically Expand Holistic Awareness

Written by Master Charles Cannon


Your robotic control center --  your ego --  doesn’t like to relinquish its control to holistic awareness. So, what does it do?  It distracts you.  It makes you fidget.  It makes you twitch in one way or another.  But if you can rise above your robotic-ness through the principle of balance, your ego will begin to yield to truthful experience.

Go With the Flow

Written by Master Charles Cannon


A tree that is unbending is easily broken.
--Lao Tsu

Forms of consciousness that are rigid in their illusory dominance are unbending, exclusive, and easily broken.  They have no holistic awareness, no truthful perception of reality.  They are but robots, automatons.

The Mother Archetype

Written by Master Charles Cannon


“That which was before heaven and earth is Tao.  Tao is the mother of all things.”
~Tao Te Ching.

The Tao Te Ching is a very old revelation and yet you will find the Mother archetype in all cultures and traditions.  The Mother is an archetype in consciousness, a primordial image, a pattern of human evolutionary transformation and metamorphosis.

Laugh at your Thoughts

Written by Master Charles Cannon


“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.” Lao Tzu

There is a whole philosophical system, a complete holistic model of reality contained in this quotation from a great master.  It simply says you are the creator of your experience and that includes all of your thoughts.  The world is as you see it, but your experience of it is filtered through your data … your beliefs and your thoughts.

He who learns to give way is the master of strength.

Written by Master Charles Cannon


“He who learns to give way is the master of strength.”
 Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu always speaks from a trans-egoic and holistic perspective.  If everything is but the happening of consciousness… resistance is illusion.  In truth… how can consciousness resist itself?  Consciousness rather flows with itself… as all and everything.  In this understanding… he who gives way is the master of strength.

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.

Written by Master Charles Cannon


“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
~Earl Weaver

There have been many great sages that have recognized this eternal truth.  Socrates is foremost among them when he says… all I know is that I know nothing.  In the eastern wisdom traditions… it is stated that knowledge is bondage.  Why is this so?

Knowledge is thought-based and thought is but one polarity of our relative reality.  If thought dominates thoughtlessness… we experience relative imbalance and limitation within our life experience.  If thought is noise and thoughtlessness is silence… the two must be balanced to deliver a truthful holistic experience of reality.  It is only when we learn these important mechanics of consciousness… that we begin to taste holistic freedom and life fulfillment.

This week… let us endeavor to cultivate more silence within our relative experience.  Meditation is an excellent technique for so doing.  Yet also let us increase our wakefulness throughout our 24 hour day to insure the balance of noise and silence.  In this way… we will experience a more truthful and fulfilling life.